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Tactile markers - Castlemaine CBD

Tactile markers being installed.


In 2018 Council’s Access and Inclusion Survey identified wayfinding as a barrier to accessibility within some sections of the community. In response to this, and through collaboration with Guide Dogs Victoria, works will be undertaken to improve the Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSIs) at specific locations in the Castlemaine Town Centre.

This project

The works are to be completed at the intersections of:
• Barker and Lyttleton Streets
• Hargraves and Forest Streets
• Hargraves and Mostyn Streets
• Lloyd and Lyttleton Streets.

Works are located within the CBD and prime business area, and in the road reserves controlled by Council and Department of Transport.

The scope of the work includes:

- Installation of surface applied TGSIs
- Removal and disposal of existing TGSIs (as required)
- Removal and disposal of existing asphalt footpath as required for the installation of surface applied TGSIs
- Reinstatement of disturbed areas including the road pavement, verge, table drains and nature strip areas

The works will comply with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements.

Where are we now

Mount Alexander Shire Council wishes to advise that the installation of Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI’s) within the Castlemaine Town Centre will commence on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and will take around two weeks, weather permitting .

The contractor undertaking the works is Berne Fleming Civil Pty Ltd.

To undertake the works in a safe and efficient manner traffic management will be required throughout each work-site. The contractor will minimise interruption to local businesses and any inconvenience to pedestrians. In addition all access to adjacent businesses will remain open for the duration of the works.

Council apologises for the inconvenience of these works but is confident the improved access and safety will provide a benefit to traders and the community for years to come.

If you wish to see the construction plans for this project please make contact with Council to arrange a time to meet with the Project Manager.

Project manager

Project Engineer: Jalpan Desai
03 5471 1765

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